Margaret Gaw

I am excited and honored to be a part of this incredible community. One reason I was drawn to Baldwin is my experience at my all-girl’s high school, Harpeth Hall. I saw the benefits of being surrounded by curious, passionate, compassionate friends and being confident in my capability to create positive change. I ultimately want to influence people’s lives as a physician and a strong woman leader in the medical field.

I am from Nashville, Tennessee and grew up with my mom, dad, three siblings, and two dogs as well as grandparents and cousins down the street. I am grateful that my family taught me the ethics of working hard and grounding my decisions in my faith and convictions. My grandfather impacted my interest in medicine, as he started a medical clinic in Nashville for uninsured, underserved patient populations. I’m learning from him the invaluable work of empowering marginalized people in healthcare through listening, love, and service.

At Duke, I am involved in research, Honor Council, sports, and Crux.

I love playing the piano, hiking, and reading and writing—I plan to study Literature and Spanish here.

I am restless for adventure, eager for conversation, and driven to learn. I am someone who would choose courage over comfort. I am striving for freedom from perfectionism and satisfaction of my becoming.

If you’d like to talk, please feel free reach out at margaret.gaw@duke.edu. Thank you for reading the Baldwin site and my profile page!

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